IMP - Impala Platinum Holdings Limited - Update on21 Jul 2009
IMP - Impala Platinum Holdings Limited - Update on fatal incident at Impala     
Platinum`s 14 shaft                                                             
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited                                                
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration No. 1957/001979/06)                                               
ISIN: ZAE000083648                                                              
JSE Share Code : IMP                                                            
LSE Share Code : IPLA                                                           
ADR Code : IMPUY                                                                
("Implats" or "the Company")                                                    
Implats advises with regret that during the course of the night, and in         
consultation with the Department of Mineral Resources and the National Union of 
Mine Workers, it became necessary to change our focus from rescue to recovery.  
We can confirm at this stage that seven employees have been fatally injured.    
Rescue teams remain at the scene searching for the remaining two unaccounted    
David Brown, chief executive officer, said: "We are devastated  at this major   
tragedy.  Our thoughts are with the families and friends of our employees at    
this time."                                                                     
We will continue to make public details as they become available.               
21 July 2009                                                                    
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA)(Proprietary) Limited                
Date: 21/07/2009 08:37:05 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.                  
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